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BINGO OPERATOR TRAINING PROGRAM - FUTURE CLASSES
LOCATION
WHEN
PHONE
Region: Dallas
Charity Bingo
223 E. Hallmark
LOCATION
WHEN
PHONE
Circus Bingo
04/26/2007
210-523-1141
8373 Culebra
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Region: San Antonio
04/18/2007
254-628-7740
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Killeen
JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
The Web site Has Been Redesigned –
www.txbingo.org
San Antonio
Avenue K Bingo
05/09/2007
1850 Avenue K
09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
972-509-2550
St. Joseph Catholic Church
801 S. Reynolds
Plano
05/08/2007
361-664-7551
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Alice
SPJST Lodge 80
11/03/2007
12141 FM 2268
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
254-657-2485
El Bingo Grande
06/20/2007
1001 N. Jackson Road
Holland
The Charitable Bingo Operations Division’s Web site has been redesigned and reorganized. Much of the
information has been regrouped by user category, such as “Licensees,” “Bingo Workers,” “Players” and
“Applicants.” We encourage everyone to visit the Web site frequently for news alerts and other important
information related to charitable bingo in Texas.
956-648-9515
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
McAllen
Region: Houston
Knights of Columbus 2917
607 Whitney St.
04/26/2007
713-694-2341
10:00 AM to 4:00PM
Houston
How To
Contact
Us
Charitable Bingo Division, Texas Lottery Commission
P.O. Box 16630
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Austin, TX 78761-6630
Telephone: 800-246-4677
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Fax: (512) 344-5142
E-mail: [email protected]
When you click on the “Site Map” feature,
a complete map of the Web site opens
which provides a useful reference
for quickly locating information.
A quick way to find information on the
Web site is to use the “Site Map” located
at the bottom of the home page.
Texas Lottery Commission
P.O. Box 16630
Austin, TX 78761-6630
Presorted
First-Class Mail
U.S. Postage Paid
Austin, TX
Permit No. 2507
Request A Copy Of License Renewal
Applications On The Web site
You can now request a copy of your organization’s license
renewal application on our Web site. Basic information
required to request a copy of a renewal application is:
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Organization name
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Organization’s 11-digit tax number
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License type (Conductor, Lessor, Manufacturer, Distributor)
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License expiration date
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Name of contact person
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Mailing address or fax number for providing a copy of the
renewal application
Information on license renewal mail-out dates is also available
online. The path to both features is Licensees/License Renewal
Mailout.
IRS Phone Forum Program: Gaming and Exempt Organizations
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) invites tax professionals and representatives of tax-exempt organizations
to participate in a Phone Forum on “Gaming and Exempt Organizations.” Two sessions will be held during
the month of May 2007. As soon as the dates are finalized, they will be posted to the Exempt Organizations
Calendar of Events Web page (see below).
The 60-minute forums will cover the following areas: impact of gaming on tax-exempt status; internal
controls and recordkeeping; return filing requirements; unrelated business income; and payments to
individuals.
The forums are being offered at no charge to participants, although space is limited and will be reserved
on a first-come, first-served basis. Organizations with multiple representatives interested in participating are
encouraged to call in as a group, rather than individually.
To attend, organizations should pre-register via AT&T Teleconference Services using the link provided on
the Exempt Organizations Calendar of Events page (see below). Participants who have not previously used
the AT&T Teleconference Service will need to create a user profile, including username and password, in
order to register.
For more information and to register online, please go to the EO Calendar of Events page (www.irs.gov, then
select Charities and Nonprofits).
JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
Tentative Dates for 2007 Bingo Advisory
Committee Meetings Announced
Dates for the 2007 Bingo Advisory Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
All meetings are tentatively scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in the first floor auditorium
of the Texas Lottery Commission at 611 E. 6th Street, Austin, Texas.
Texas Attorney General Issues an Opinion Related to
Payment of Health Insurance from Bingo Accounts
On January 12, 2007, the Texas Attorney General issued an opinion on whether Occupations Code Section
2001.458(b) prohibits an organization licensed to conduct bingo from paying or incurring an expense in
connection with the conduct of bingo to provide health care insurance or a health benefit for its employees
or their dependents. The summary of the opinion is as follows:
Occupations Code section 2001.458(b) prohibits an authorized organization licensed to
conduct bingo games from incurring or paying from a bingo account the costs of health
insurance of benefits for the organization’s employees or their dependents.
2007 Interest Rate on Delinquent Prize Fees and Rental Tax
Effective January 2, 2007, the interest rate on delinquent tax (prize fee and rental tax) is 9.25 (0.0925)
percent per annum. Delinquent taxes accrue interest beginning 60 days after the due date. The rate of
interest is based on the prime rate plus one percent, as published in The Wall Street Journal on the first
day of each calendar year, that is not Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday.
Interactive Forms
Seventy-one new or revised interactive bingo forms are now on the Web site at www.txbingo.org.
Interactive forms are convenient to use as they allow you to save the form on your computer, complete
it electronically, and print it. A bold “I,” as shown in the example below, identifies interactive forms.
The bold “I” indicates
an Interactive Form.
Texas Application to Amend a License to Conduct Charitable Bingo
Application
If you have questions about interactive forms, please contact us by calling 1-800-246-46777
and we will be happy to assist you.
Allocations for the Fourth Quarter of 2006
On February 28, 2007, 73 local jurisdictions were mailed their bingo allocation checks for the fourth quarter
of 2006 and another 87 local jurisdictions received their allocation by direct deposit.
Total Prize Fee Collected
4th Quarter 2006
3rd Quarter 2006
4th Quarter 2005
$5,979,861.93
$6,226,846.40
$5,424,672.77
Cities
$1,345,256.61
$1,416,949.30
$1,200,162.94
Counties
$1,469,431.10
$1,524,734.53
$1,349,497.18
State
$3,167,779.99
$3,289,831.23
$2,876,513.15
$5,982,467.70
$6,231,515.06
$5,426,173.27
TOTAL
The current fourth quarter allocation is down 4.00% from the previous quarter. The current fourth quarter
allocation is up 10.2% from the same quarter last year.
The top five counties and cities receiving bingo allocations were:
COUNTIES
ALLOCATION
CITIES
ALLOCATION
Bexar
$173,528.92
San Antonio
$151,472.00
Tarrant
$157,771.32
Fort Worth
$93,383.77
Dallas
$156,225.78
Houston
$75,468.77
Harris
$119,442.15
Corpus Christi
$69,084.02
Bell
$110,453.91
Wichita Falls
$62,111.84
Final Administrative Actions
Note: “Act” refers to the Bingo Enabling Act, TEX OCC CODE ANN. Ch. 2001.
“Rules” refers to 16 TEX. ADMIN. CODE (TAC).
“CBOD” refers to the Charitable Bingo Operations Division of the Texas Lottery Commission.
“Commission” refers to the Texas Lottery Commission.
Organization Name
Violation(s)
Administrative Action
Brazos Trail Bingo, Inc.
Lessor
Failed to timely file an annual license
renewal application.
License application denied November 28, 2006.
No hearing was requested.
Evening Optimist Club
of Pecos Texas, Inc.
Conductor
Failed to post the required bond.
License application denied January 8, 2007.
No hearing was requested.
Failed to provide verification of
exemption from taxation from the
Internal Revenue Service.
Failed to provide copies of the
organization’s organizing instruments,
by-laws, and meeting minutes
requested by the Commission.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
Quarterly Report Statistics – All Quarters 2006
Category
Occasions
1st Quarter
2006
2nd Quarter
2006
3rd Quarter
2006
4th Quarter
2006
2006 Total
35,915
35,982
36,615
35,240
143,752
5,063,868
4,776,886
4,878,143
4,763,043
19,481,940
Card Sale Entrance Fee
$66,477,600
$61,181,802
$62,936,862
$60,542,589
$251,138,853
Electronic Card Sales
$39,923,032
$37,618,247
$37,948,181
$37,992,925
$153,482,385
Instant Bingo Sales
$69,133,098
$62,564,314
$60,366,701
$61,040,578
$253,104,691
$175,533,730
$161,364,363
$161,251,744
$159,576,092
$657,725,929
Persons Attending
GROSS RECEIPTS
Regular Prizes
$77,315,885
$76,711,901
$78,074,372
$75,675,878
$307,778,036
Instant Prizes
$50,398,332
$45,451,299
$43,819,525
$44,338,159
$184,007,315
$127,714,217
$122,163,200
$121,893,897
$120,014,037
$491,785,351
BINGO PRIZES
Cost Of Goods Sold
$3,338,471
$2,930,879
$2,849,234
$2,845,930
$11,964,514
Lease Payments To Distributor
$5,401,160
$4,816,883
$4,808,877
$4,813,960
$19,840,880
$8,739,631
$7,747,762
$7,658,111
$7,659,890
$31,805,394
COST OF GOODS PURCHASED
ADJUSTED GROSS RECEIPTS
$39,079,882
$31,453,401
$31,699,736
$31,902,165
$134,135,184
RENT INCOME
$1,097,996
$1,069,575
$1,054,450
$965,358
$4,187,379
Loan Proceeds
$79,495
$475,250
$101,810
$152,469
$809,024
Interest Earned
$32,647
$47,225
$44,109
$40,427
$164,408
Merchandise Prizes Donated Value
$30,758
$28,032
$44,709
$73,700
$177,199
$6,322,976
$6,065,434
$6,054,997
$5,920,301
$24,363,708
$6,465,876
$6,615,941
$6,245,625
$6,186,897
$25,514,339
$46,643,754
$39,138,917
$38,999,811
$39,054,420
$163,836,902
$46,290
$46,095
$41,073
$31,358
$164,816
$10,617,872
$9,782,639
$9,532,898
$9,151,521
$39,084,930
Prize Fee Withheld
OTHER INCOME
TOTAL PROCEEDS THIS QUARTER
Repayment Approved Loans
Rent Payments
Mortgage Payments
$472,619
$274,670
$360,053
$276,624
$1,383,966
$5,850,843
$6,165,832
$5,905,088
$5,903,844
$23,825,606
Advertising Expense
$511,014
$437,701
$502,217
$523,416
$1,974,348
Bingo Equipment Expense
$188,992
$158,019
$99,199
$140,006
$586,216
Premises Equipment Repairs
$313,739
$391,354
$347,390
$357,579
$1,410,062
$2,100,492
$2,249,417
$2,159,930
$2,043,023
$8,552,862
Callers Cashiers Ushers Expense
$9,195,472
$9,303,513
$9,275,355
$9,433,374
$37,207,714
Janitorial Expense
$2,668,326
$2,749,161
$3,124,944
$2,814,356
$11,356,787
$689,472
$822,975
$710,727
$554,546
$2,777,720
Prize Fee Paid
Security Legal Accounting Expense
License Fees Expense
Bingo Training Expense
$51,592
$17,750
$19,192
$5,855
$94,389
$100,476
$107,954
$79,334
$133,086
$420,850
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
TOTAL EXPENSES
$32,807,199
$32,507,080
$32,157,400
$31,368,588
$128,840,266
NET PROCEEDS
$13,836,556
$6,631,837
$6,842,411
$7,685,832
$34,996,636
$27,330,779
$31,605,845
$29,221,084
$27,465,177
NA
$41,167,335
$38,237,682
$36,063,495
$35,151,009
NA
Debit Card Bank Fees Expense
Other Expenses
Previous Proceed Undistributed
AVAILABLE NET PROCEEDS
Charitable Distribution
PROCEEDS UNDISTRIBUTED
Figures as of 03/09/07. Unaudited.
$8,336,349
$8,512,737
$7,968,865
$7,054,227
$32,830,986
$29,724,945
$28,094,630
$28,096,782
$31,872,178
NA
2006 Top Ten Accounting Units
Based on Gross Receipts
2006 Top Ten Accounting Units
Based on Charitable Distributions
Unit Name
2006 Gross
Receipts
Unit Name
2006 Charitable
Distributions
Tejas Bingo Unit Trust
$8,159,645
I-35 Bingo Unit
$672,000
I-35 Bingo Unit
$7,925,333
Alamo Hills Bingo Unit
$650,000
Alamo Hills Bingo Unit
$6,801,796
El Bingo Grande Unit - McAllen
$288,982
Palace Bingo Unit Trust
$6,276,203
River City Bingo Unit Trust
$285,000
Flamingo Bingo Unit
$4,998,022
Strike It Rich Bingo Unit - San Angelo
$251,682
Wild Card Bingo Unit
$4,897,793
Wild Card Bingo Unit
$242,190
Circus Bingo Unit Trust
$4,755,287
Jupiter Bingo Accounting Unit
$206,000
Brazos Bingo Unit Trust
$4,472,091
I-30 Bingo Unit
$186,000
East Plano Bingo Unit Trust
$4,058,790
Tejas Bingo Unit Trust
$158,326
River City Bingo Unit Trust
$3,939,290
Town East Bingo Unit Trust
$152,190
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
2006 Top Ten Cities
Based on Gross Receipts
2006 Top Ten Cities
Based on Charitable Distributions
City Name
2006 Gross
Receipts
City Name
San Antonio
$66,642,852
San Antonio
$3,547,764
Fort Worth
$41,723,337
Houston
$2,078,981
Houston
$32,140,822
Killeen
$2,026,261
Corpus Christi
$31,062,473
Lubbock
$1,271,294
Dallas
$28,462,987
Austin
$1,186,503
Austin
$26,345,116
Corpus Christi
$1,103,204
Lubbock
$25,927,426
McAllen
$1,055,189
Killeen
$20,807,478
Waco
$993,836
Odessa
$18,527,960
Dallas
$826,260
McAllen
$13,999,741
Fort Worth
$779,497
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
2006 Charitable
Distributions
JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
2006 Top Ten Counties
Based on Gross Receipts
2006 Top Ten Counties
Based on Charitable Distributions
Unit Name
2006 Gross
Receipts
Unit Name
2006 Charitable
Distributions
Tarrant
$69,998,686
Tarrant
$1,380,791
Bexar
$67,106,656
Bexar
$3,583,525
Dallas
$65,600,882
Dallas
$1,845,969
Harris
$52,931,665
Harris
$2,557,736
Bell
$40,051,545
Bell
$2,936,396
Nueces
$31,572,150
Nueces
$1,107,690
Travis
$26,634,307
Travis
$1,207,123
Lubbock
$25,927,426
Lubbock
$1,271,294
Hidalgo
$25,242,749
Hidalgo
$1,449,101
Ector
$18,527,960
Ector
$721,582
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
2006 Top Ten Non-Unit Organizations
Based on Gross Receipts
2006 Top Ten Non-Unit Organizations
Based on Charitable Distributions
2006 Charitable
Distributions
City Name
2006 Gross
Receipts
City Name
Amvets Post 007
$1,867,208
St. George Maronite Center
$454,700
St. George Maronite Center
$1,851,379
San Felipe Lions Club
$277,212
St. George Ladies Altar Society
$1,508,501
Red Men Council 3 Wanonah
$277,139
Amvet 007 Ladies Aux
$1,487,279
South Park Kids, Inc.
$276,700
Disabled American Veterans 84
$1,426,551
Midtown Youth Inc.
$272,000
Odessa Westside Lions Club
$1,388,274
Faith Club Incorporated Faith Group
$235,000
VFW Post 9187
$1,355,943
$215,000
Alcoholic Services of Texoma, Inc.
$1,347,680
Prayer Partners
Evangelistic Outreach, Inc.
Knights of Columbus 7613 St. Mark’s
$1,336,739
Youth Benefit Incorporated
$214,000
Northwest Sertoma
Club of Austin, Texas
$1,308,708
St. George Ladies Altar Sociey
$206,200
ARC of Howard County
$202,000
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
Figures as of 03/08/07. Unaudited.
Charitable Bingo Distributions Exceed $835.9 Million!
From 1982 through 2006, charitable distributions generated from charitable bingo activities exceeded $835.9
million dollars. Before the end of each calendar quarter, a licensed authorized conductor organization must
disburse an amount not less than 35 percent of the organization’s adjusted gross receipts, derived from
charitable bingo activities from the preceding quarter, less the amount of authorized expenses, not to exceed
six percent of the gross receipts. The charitable distribution must be used for the purposes and objectives of
the non-profit organization.
Since 1982, when the first licenses to conduct
bingo were issued, the Charitable Bingo
Operations Division has been tallying
distributions to charities from bingo activities.
With over $31.8 million in distributions made
in 2006, the total charities have received since
1982 is more than $835.9 million.
As charitable distributions approach
$1 billion, you can track the progress
each quarter by visiting our Web site
at www.txbingo.org and click on the
following icon:
$1 Billion
When you click on the icon it will take
you to the graphic at right that shows
the progress to $1 billion in charitable
distributions. We encourage you to print
the graphic and post it in your hall so
that players are aware of the magnitude
of charitable distributions resulting from
charitable bingo activity in Texas.
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007
Commission Action on Administrative Rules
The Commission passed the following rules for publication in the Texas Register for public comment:
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16 TAC §402.204 relating to prohibited price fixing, published 12/29/06
16 TAC §402.300 relating to pull-tab bingo, published 12/29/06
16 TAC §402.305 relating to progressive bingo, published 12/29/06
16 TAC §402.505 relating to permissible expense, published 03/09/07
16 TAC §402.603 relating to bonds or other security, published 03/09/07
The Commission adopted the following administrative rule on 02/21/07:
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16 TAC §402.400 relating to general licensing provisions
The rules were published on the Texas Secretary of State’s Web site in the “Texas Register Section.” The
Texas Secretary of State’s Web site address is http://www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml. A link to the
Texas Secretary of State’s Web site is available on the Charitable Bingo Operation’s Division Web site.
Reminder – Keeping the Bingo Operator
Training Program Certification Current
Sec. 2001.107 of the Bingo Enabling Act (Act) requires an active member of the organization who is
responsible for the conduct of bingo (operator) to attend the Bingo Operator Training Program and
§§2001.437(h) and 2001.438(e) of the Act requires unit managers and designated agents to attend the
Bingo Operator Training Program. Other officers and members may also attend the Bingo Operator
Training Program. All attendees must read the Bingo Enabling Act and the Charitable Bingo Administrative
Rules prior to the training session. The number of participants is limited, and registration will be confirmed
on a first-come, first-served basis.
At all times, at least one of the persons
designated by each licensed authorized
organization under §2001.102(b)(10)
must be an individual who has
completed the training. Individuals
required to complete training must
do so every two years. At least one
of the persons designated under
§2001.102(b)(10) of the Act must
have completed the training within 24
months prior to the date of expiration
of the license or the renewal license
cannot be issued until a designated
individual completes training. A
person may complete training for one
licensed authorized organization only.
You may register online using our Web
site (www.txbingo.org), by e-mail ([email protected]), by phone
(1-800-246-4677) or by mail: Texas Lottery Commission, P.O. Box 16630, Austin, TX 78761-6630.
BINGO OPERATOR TRAINING PROGRAM - FUTURE CLASSES
LOCATION
WHEN
PHONE
Region: Dallas
Charity Bingo
223 E. Hallmark
LOCATION
WHEN
PHONE
Circus Bingo
04/26/2007
210-523-1141
8373 Culebra
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Region: San Antonio
04/18/2007
254-628-7740
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Killeen
San Antonio
Avenue K Bingo
05/09/2007
1850 Avenue K
09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
972-509-2550
St. Joseph Catholic Church
801 S. Reynolds
Plano
05/08/2007
361-664-7551
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Alice
SPJST Lodge 80
11/03/2007
12141 FM 2268
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
254-657-2485
El Bingo Grande
06/20/2007
1001 N. Jackson Road
Holland
956-648-9515
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
McAllen
Region: Houston
Knights of Columbus 2917
607 Whitney St.
04/26/2007
713-694-2341
10:00 AM to 4:00PM
Houston
Charitable Bingo Division, Texas Lottery Commission
P.O. Box 16630
•
Austin, TX 78761-6630
Telephone: 800-246-4677
•
Fax: (512) 344-5142
E-mail: [email protected]
Texas Lottery Commission
P.O. Box 16630
Austin, TX 78761-6630
How To
Contact
Us
Presorted
First-Class Mail
U.S. Postage Paid
Austin, TX
Permit No. 2507

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